Bombers' Bryant Turner returns to Winnipeg after stay in Montreal hospital

Winnipeg Blue Bombers DL Bryant Turner works out during football practice at Canad Inns Stadium in...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers DL Bryant Turner works out during football practice at Canad Inns Stadium in 2011. Photo JASON HALSTEAD/Winnipeg Sun

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:56 PM ET

Defensive lineman Bryant Turner returned to Winnipeg late Friday, after spending a night under observation in a Montreal hospital.

Turner experienced breathing problems late in the Blue Bombers’ 19-11 victory over the Alouettes, Thursday night, and did not take the Friday morning return flight to Winnipeg with the rest of the team.

The Bombers are expected to update the 25-year-old’s condition on Saturday.

Head coach Tim Burke, speaking to reporters at the airport in Winnipeg, said it still wasn’t clear what caused Turner’s breathing issues.

“They didn’t really find anything significant, so they kept him there overnight just to make sure he’s OK,” Burke said.

Turner was hurt after making the game-clinching sack and forced fumble on Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo in the final minute, the highlight of a three-sack, two-tackle performance.

He also recovered a dangerous fumble by teammate Jovon Johnson on a late punt return.


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